Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Teen Programs

All programs are held at Caroline Kennedy Library, unless noted otherwise. 
Attendance at library events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Dearborn Heights Libraries. 

 Teen Summer Reading Program 2018

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Summer Reading 2018 has begun! We encourage all ages, children, teens and adults to register and learn how to earn rewards. We will have six weeks of special programs to inspire reading and summer activity. Summer Reading is a great way to maintain and improve literacy skills throughout the summer and share fun and rewarding activities with the whole family. The program runs through August 4. 


Music Journal Craft
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, June 19 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bring yourself and your friends! Lovers of all music genres can create their own music journals, which can be used to record practices, performances, favorite songs, songwriting ideas, and more.


John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library 
Friday, June 29
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Youth ages 10 -18 can participate in a follow-the-instructor painting class to create their own works of art. Younger children, ages 5 - 9, can paint with marbles. Please come dressed to paint. 

Teen Relaxation Afternoons
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursdays in July
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If the heat of summer has you stressed out, join us in our air conditioned program room for a relaxing craft. To help beat heat, we will color and listen to soothing music. Ages 10 - 17. 

Teen Uno Afternoons
Caroline Kennedy Library
Fridays, July 6, 13, 20
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Teens are invited to play, Uno, the easily learned card game with treachery and revenge!
Ages 10 - 17.

Marvel Superhero Party

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 10
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This family event is for all ages. We will have crafts, games, and treats based on the comic books and movies of the Marvel Universe. If desired, come dressed as your favorite character. Door prized will be awarded. 

Teen Trivia
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, July 12
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teens can enjoy an afternoon of fun trivia and snacks.

Motown Cupcake
All ages are invited to create a musical masterpiece with a cupcake. Registration is required. 
Register online here or by calling the libraries at the phone numbers below. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, July 16
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Registration required.
Call 313-791-3800.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. LIbrary
Wednesday, July 18
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Registration required.
Call 313-791-6050.

Teen Mario Kart Tournament
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 18
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

This event is a fast-paced elimination competition using the Wii. Ages 10 - 17.
Registration requested by calling 313-791-3800.

Winter in July

Gingerbread Houses
Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, July 27
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children and teens are invited to make gingerbread houses using halal crackers, candy, and icing.
We can accommodate 40 people at a time, so waiting periods will be brief. 

Summer Fun Craft Day 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, July 31
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 

Join the fun of creating a variety of crafts.
Intended for children ages 3 - 12, but other ages are welcome. 

Guitar Hero

Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, August 1
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Join us in the Youth Program Room for drop-in play of Guitar Hero.
Guitar Hero is rated T for Teen, but all ages are welcome. 

Summer Reading Finale

Kids can enjoy treats, games and crafts, Every child will receive a free book.
Our closing parties will also be the last opportunity for children to report reading and claim prizes. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, August 3
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, August 4
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SummerSlam 2018
Caroline Kennedy Library
Sunday, August 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (after hours)

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Watch this pay-per-view show for free at the library! Former wrestler Frank Neumann will host this evening of exciting wrestling entertainment. Refreshments will be served.

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Science Nights
Caroline Kennedy Library
Mondays, September 10 - December 10
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Engineers from the IEEE will lead hands-on activities for children in grades 5 - 8. Third and fourth graders may attend with permission from the Youth Librarian. The autumn sessions will deal with observing and measuring.

Create a Card Party for Our Troops

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Now you can bring the party to your house with these handy printing templates! Simply fill them out and turn them in to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Library at your convenience. Click here to access the template. Please only use first names with no mention of addresses for safety's sake. Our troops work so hard and sacrifice so much, and this is a lovely way to show our thanks!